Santa Margarita Mountains

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Santa Margarita Mountains
Santa Margarita Mountains is located in California
Santa Margarita Mountains
location of Santa Margarita Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation956 m (3,136 ft)
Coordinates33°26′39″N 117°23′25″W / 33.44417°N 117.39028°W / 33.44417; -117.39028
CountryUnited States
DistrictSan Diego County
Range coordinates33°28′21.096″N 117°23′48.146″W / 33.47252667°N 117.39670722°W / 33.47252667; -117.39670722Coordinates: 33°28′21.096″N 117°23′48.146″W / 33.47252667°N 117.39670722°W / 33.47252667; -117.39670722
Topo mapUSGS Margarita Peak

The Santa Margarita Mountains are a mountain range, part of the larger Santa Ana Mountains in the Peninsular Ranges System. They are located in the coastal North County region of San Diego County, California.[1]

They are bounded on the northwest by San Mateo Creek, on the northeast by Teneja Canyon Creek, on the east by De Luz Creek and on the south by Las Pulgas Canyon. On the southwest they descend into the coastal foothills in the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

The range's highest summit is Margarita Peak, at an elevation of 3136 feet.[2] Margarita Lookout lies in the northern part of the subrange.


  1. ^ a b "Santa Margarita Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ GNIS Feature Detail Report for: Margarita Peak